Following the much-anticipated #James Comey interview on Sunday night, the White House quickly came to a consensus on how to respond.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump is perplexed that fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey is receiving so much attention for what she characterized as a "revisionist" version of his limited interactions with her boss.
Conway was likely referring to a letter Comey sent to Congress 11 days before the 2016 general election, in which the then-FBI director wrote that more emails had turned up in the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Conway's comment, a reference to Comey's October 2016 announcement that the FBI had restarted its investigation into Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, contradicts the White House's long-standing position.
Conway also complained to Stephanopoulos that Comey was given a "free commercial" to urge viewers to vote against Trump. After a rough back and forth interview on CNN, #Kellyanne Conway chose to continue her thoughts on Twitter.
In fact, there seems to be an "all-out assault on Comey" coming from the right as he prepares to release his book, A Higher Loyalty, tomorrow.
"This guy swung an election", Conway told Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Monday, while derisively rattling off a list of Comey's various misdeeds in government.
Second, um, what? Conway said, "This guy swung an election".
In the interview that aired Sunday, Comey said that he would not favor impeaching Trump to remove him from office, because that "would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty-bound to do directly" - meaning through elections.
"She hurt herself; she was never at 50 percent", she said. I don't think so.
"I rolled my eyes and said, 'Really, this guy swung an election?' It was sarcastic", she said. "Suggesting he is a partisan interfering with the election is risky & unfair".